Mother Goose
item # ??? by Worlds Of Wonder

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Update: Success! Sort of... We found a Mother Goose at the Thrift Store today. She even had her bonnet but not her scarf. And she appears to be of the earlier generation whose neck would turn from left to right. She is missing her battery cover, but I can easily make that. Unfortunately, she is scheduled for surgery early this week sometime. While her tape recorder and her voice box work fine, her mouth and her eyes do not move. Please keep Mother in your prayers while we are operating : )

Another of the 'Lost Toys' by the now defunct Worlds of Wonder toy company, Mother Goose is in the same family as the Teddy Ruxpins. Using specially encoded cassette tapes, Mother Goose would tell fairy tales instead of her traditional nursery rhymes. Just like Teddy Ruxpin had Grubby to help tell some of his tales, Mother Goose had Hector - the Ugly Duckling.

There were nineteen titles released for Mother Goose. They were:

  • The Ugly Duckling (works with Hector)
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • Peter and the Wolf
  • The Priincess and the Pea
  • The Frog Prince
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • The Little Red Hen
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Cinderells
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • Rapunzel
  • The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Nasel and Gretel
  • The Golden Touch
  • The Grasshopper and the Ant

Unlike the rest of the animatronic sidekicks, Hector was given his own line of stories to tell. It was Hector who brough the nursery rhymes to life while Mother Goose was a secondary narrator, although Hector still required Mother Goose as he didn't come with his own cassette player. The seven titles in Hector's series were:

  • The Three Little Kittens
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Mistress Mary
  • Little Miss Muffet

As usual, I am looking for these in any condition, working or not...

Year Released: 1986
Original Price: $

Technical Specifications:
Power Supply: 4 x C batteries